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Marc Blitzstein

The Cradle Will Rock

Subtitlea play in music
Year(s) composed1937
Instrumentation1(pic).0.2(1.bcl).0.asax(cl).tsax(cl)-0.2.1(tenor-bass).0-timp.perc(b.d, s.d, sus cym, bells, telephone bell, tri, siren, wdbl, cast, mar, claves, tamb, sandpaper blocks, slapstick)-pno.acc-gtr(banjo, Hawaiian gtr or pedal steel gtr)-str [optional: bugles (trumpets or flugelhorns), fifes (piccolos), side drums]
PremiereJune 16, 1937; Venice Theater, New York, NY;
RolesMoll – Mezzo Soprano, Mrs. Mister – Mezzo Soprano, Sister Mister – Mezzo Soprano, Sadie Polock - Mezzo Soprano, Ella Hammer – Mezzo Soprano, Larry Foreman – Bass/Baritone, Harry Druggist - Baritone, Mr. Mister - Bass, Junior Mister - Baritone, Reverend Salvation* – Bass/Baritone, Editor Daily* - Tenor, Dauber* - Bass, Yasha* - Alto, Gus Polock - Baritone, Steve - Baritone, Gent - Bass, Dick - Baritone • Liberty Committee* (male octet): [Dr. Specialist* - baritone, President Prexy* - baritone, Professor Mamie* - baritone, Professor Trixie* - baritone] - Chorus - Non-singing roles: Professor Scoot, Clerk Cop, Attendant, Bugs, First Reporter, Second Reporter